Lafourche Parish Libraries is celebrating National Friends of the Library Week this month. Members of Friends of the Library organizations are library supporters who help with book sales, fundraising, and volunteering. Several of the Friends of the Library organizations are hosting membership drives in October so drop by if you’re interested. You can also sign up to be a Friend of your library at any time during the year.
Drop by the Larose Library for more information on becoming a Friend of the Library between noon and 2 p.m. on October 22. Refreshments will be served.
Join the Raceland Branch Friends of the Library, meet the group, and take part in its annual meeting and social hour at 2:30 p.m. on October 22 at the Raceland Library.
Enjoy stories and a craft, learn about fire safety, and see a fire truck up close and personal at 1 p.m. on October 10 when firefighters from Lafourche Parish Fire District No. 3 visit the Larose Library in observance of Fire Prevention Week.
Stop, drop, and roll by Storytime at 10:30 a.m. on October 10 at the Lockport Library for a “Not So Scary” Storytime with firefighters from Fire District No. 3 who will teach fire safety and prevention. Bring your camera for photos with the fire truck.
Local artist Azalea Rivet will host arts and crafts fun for people of all ages at 4 p.m. on October 9 and 4 p.m. on October 23 at the Raceland Branch.
Children and teens ages 8 to 18 are invited to celebrate TeenTober with poetry and pizza at 2 p.m. on October 14 at the South Lafourche Library. Recite from your favorite poem and enjoy pizza, while supplies last.
Like to read? Enjoy talking about books with other readers? Celebrate Reading Group Month by attending the Golden Meadow Branch’s Book Club Interest Meeting at 4 p.m. on October 18. Share interests, ideas, and discuss the creation of a new book club at the library. Refreshments will be served.
Adults can learn to create ghoulish candles using specialized printing and melting techniques at 11 a.m. on October 23 at the Gheens Library.
Celebrate Drug Free Week with a special program and some special visitors at the Golden Meadow Library. D.A.R.E. and K-9 officers with the Sheriff’s Office will visit the library to talk about the harmful effects of drugs and conduct a K-9 demonstration at 4 p.m. on October 23.
Families are invited to have a ball at the South Lafourche Library’s annual Monster Mash Halloween bash from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on October 23 at the library. There will be face painting and games for children, and food will be served, while supplies last. Children are welcome to come in costume, but costumes aren’t necessary to attend.
Children and teens ages 8 to 16 can join staff at the Gheens Library for an apocalyptic social at 3:30 p.m. on October 24 where they can have their faces painted and dance to ghoulish music. Refreshments will be served.
Local author Sheryl Harrison, the author of Les Affaires Ma Grand-mère M'a Montré à Faire: Une Histoire Cajun, will visit the Lockport Library at 11 a.m. on October 26 to read her book during a special French storytime in celebration of Louisiana Authors Month.
Interested in manga? Children and teens ages 12 and up can drop by the Lockport Library at 4 p.m. on October 29 to learn to draw manga in celebration of TeenTober.
Children are invited to trick-or-treat at 5:30 p.m. on October 29 at the South Lafourche Library. Those children wearing costumes will be entered into the library’s annual Children’s Costume Contest.
Visit the Gheens Library for a spooky time in the afternoon and enjoy music, games, and refreshments during the library’s Halloween Bash at 4:30 p.m. on October 31. Children are welcome to come in costumes, but costumes aren’t necessary to attend.
Posted on Tue, October 8, 2019
by The Lafourche Gazette